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Sep 24, 2012 2:00am PDT
look on msnbc. today we begin with a battleground blitz. mitt romney is hoping for a fresh start this week following his recent setbacks. romney is planning a bus tour in a crucial state he needs to win the election. while over the weekend the obama campaign pounded on his 47% comments. nbc's brian mooar has the very latest from washington. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, veronica. mitt romney hoping to turn the conversation today after a week spent largely on defense. >> well, i'll tell you what, this has been an interesting week. >> reporter: interesting, perhaps, but mitt romney doesn't want to repeat of last week. he's hoping to get back on the attack against president obama. >> he said, you know, you can't change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. we're going to give him that chance on november 6th. >> reporter: romney's heading to battleground ohio for a three-day tour with running mate paul ryan, hoping to leave behind a week dominated by discouraging polls and the releases of a secret videotape and more tax information. >> probably
Sep 6, 2012 2:00am PDT
. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we begin this morning with a rousing defense. former president clinton was greeted like a rock star last night at the democratic convention delivering a speech which endorsed president obama and answered accusations launched at last week's republican convention. tracie potts is in charlotte for us this morning with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. good morning, everyone. he is arguably the strongest voice in the democratic party right now. he was explaining why you thinks the current president needs four more years. the democrats' most popular living president, bill clinton, making the case to re-elect barack obama. >> no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. >> reporter: defending health reform -- >> are we better off because president obama fought for health care reform? you bet we are. >> reporter: he attacked what he called lies about medicare cuts and welfare reform and condemned mitt romney's plan to reduce the debt and boost the economy. >> we simply cannot afford to give the rei
Sep 11, 2012 2:00am PDT
legislature stunt. good morning, those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with a day to reflect. 11 years ago today, terrorists attacked this country in an unprecedented asult killing nearly 3,000 people. today, ceremonies will be held in three locations. including the world trade center. daniele joins us from ground zero. good morning. >> good morning. the pools behind me will feature six moments of silence. they will have a ring of the names of the victims. it will be smaller than in years past. one year after their debut, these reflecting pools sitting in place of the fallen world towers will once again be front and center. while is country isn't forgetting the people lost in the september 11th terrorist attacks. this year much is changed. last year, politicians were asked not to speak. only relatives will read the names of the victims on this 11th anniversary. president obama will stay in washington and participate in ceremonies at the white house and pentagon. monday, families already gathered near pennsylvania will gather wi
Sep 14, 2012 2:00am PDT
for england's royal family. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with high alert. the obama administration is prasing for another day of demonstrations in the muslim world after the weekly prayers. meanwhile, the development into the consulate killings in libya. tracie potts has the late e from washington. good morning. >> reporter: mara, good morning. there have been arrests in the killing. our consulate workers have been evacuated to tripoli. there, there are only emergency staff working as there are fears today across the pond and here about more violence in the region. more demonstrations overnight, more tear gas, more rocks thrown at police. so far, more than 200 have been injured in a protest. despite a call for calm by egypt's president, there's concern of more violence. >> we are going to bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. >> the fbi sending a team from new york to germany, four arrests in the death of four americans. they are looking for more. >> we have to protect our people. we have to protect the americans. >> reporter: secretary o
Sep 19, 2012 2:00am PDT
look" on msnbc. >>> we are going to begin this morning with trouble on the trail. new nbc wall street journal poll shows mitt romney falling behind the presidential race. that was before news of the secretly recorded video tape. tracie potts joins us from washington with more on all of this. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. good morning, everyone. looking at the new poll numbers, president obama pulls ahead slightly more than he was a month ago. now five points ahead of mitt romney in the latest poll among likely voters. all of this as romney tries to bounce back from the comments he made last spring. here is what mitt romney was secretly recorded saying last may about the 47% of americans who don't pay taxes. >> they believe they are entitled to health care, food, housing, you name it. my job is not to worry about those few. >> reporter: here is what he said at a fund-raiser. >> i believe the role of government is to help those who need help. we are a compassionate interview. >> reporter: come of those not paying taxes are not victims, but wealthy americans who should p
Sep 20, 2012 2:00am PDT
a 19th scentury fresco now wants o get paid. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with campaign battleground. president obama, mitt romney are campaigning in the swing state of florida where both candidates will play up their policy on immigration and trade jabs at comments each made in the past. brian mooar has details from washington. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, veronica. romney is pulling a page from the 2008 playbook accusing president obama of trying to redistribute the wealth. as president obama and mitt romney cross paths, their war for the white house shifted over video tapes. romney's obsessment -- still causing problems for his campaign. republicans are firing back. they are using a 1998 recording of then state senator barack obama talking of making government more efficient in a conference. >> how we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because i believe in redistribution. at least at a certain level to make sure that everybody's got a shot. >> he said some years ago something which
Sep 7, 2012 2:00am PDT
and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we're going to begin this morning with the final countdown. with the election just two months away, the end of the democrats' national convention last night featuring an address by president obama marks a fresh starting point for the race for the white house, and nbc's tracie potts joins us from charlotte with details this morning. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. they're breaking down now, but this place was packed last night. the fire marshal declared it at capacity early in the evening, hours before president obama spoke. ♪ will it make it easier on you now ♪ >> reporter: after a final night of music, jokes -- >> i know it's an empty chair. it makes you nervous, doesn't it? >> reporter: and speeches, including the vice president's. >> this man has courage in his soul, compassion in his heart and a spine of steel! >> reporter: president obama laid out what he called the choice, not just between two candidates, but two visions. he rallied against too much government. >> we don't want handout
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Sep 16, 2012 3:47pm EDT
on msnbc, cbs news and all the sunday talk shows but this fact is not reported by those outlets. they pretend it doesn't exist. it's immensely interesting that 50 times quoted the bible -- >> jon: he is referring to president obama's half-brother that is living in squalor in africa. >> it's very interesting how the media has tried to ignore this. because such enormous success at box office they haven't been able to ignore it for long. the box office receipts are pretty good. hollywood is absolutely, i think they have no idea what to make of this film but it's interesting when you have a political documentary saying something or michael moore, "nightline" did some stories and some of the other movies they called him an american populist in the grand tradition. when they were covering 2016 they denigrated it, they disregarded it and they mocked it. >> jon: they loved michael moore gets invited on the tonight show. >> wins academy awards. [ laughter ] >>> what he is tapping in to the media have let obama emerge to becoming president, for decades 6 his life are virtual unknowns. all
Sep 3, 2012 2:30am PDT
. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with labor day on the campaign trail. while much of the country has the day off, president obama will be hard at work before heading to the democratic national convention tomorrow. tracie potts joins us from charlotte with the details. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning from charlotte. this is the stadium where president obama will speak later in the week. first, he's doing a tour of battleground states. >> hello, colorado. >> reporter: president obama's road to charlotte stops in battleground ohio and storm-ravaged, louisiana. sunday in colorado, he slammed the gop convention in tampa. >> there was a lot of talk about hard truths and bold choices. but the interesting thing was, nobody ever bothered to tell us what they were. >> reporter: while mitt romney went to church in new hampshire. >> good morning. >> reporter: he sent paul ryan on the campaign trail to respond to the president's claim that republicans are running on empty. >> we're offering a vision. >> reporter: this week, we get the democrats' vision. s
Sep 4, 2012 2:00am PDT
and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we are going to begin with the convention kickoff. the democratic national convention officially begins in charlotte tonight and is where first lady, michelle obama, is going to take the stalk and try to convince undecided voters that her husband deserve as second term. nbc's tracie potts is in charlotte with details. tracie, good morning. >> hi, lynn, good morning, everyone, behind me, the stage where it all gets started. the stage where we will see michelle obama. but not where we will see the president, he'll be a few blocks away at the bank of america stadium. one more day of campaigning before he arrives to make his case here in charlotte. last night, president obama told hurricane victims -- >> nobody's a democrat or a republican, we're all just americans. >> but not in charlotte this week. he'll accept the democratic nomination for president on thursday. >> on thursday night i'm going to offer you what i believe is a better path forward. >> reporter: tonight we hear from michelle obama, she checked
Sep 5, 2012 2:00am PDT
and more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >> we're going to begin this morning with cheerleader in chief. at the democratic national convention in charlotte last night, first lady michelle obama delivered an impassioned speech. tracie potts joins us from charlotte. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. a bit of the back story here, aides say the ideas you heard michelle obama talk about last night were her own, that she knew exactly what she wanted to say in this speech. democrats bring in their heavyweight tonight, former president bill clinton, the only person more popular in a recent gallop poll, michelle obama. she brought democrats to their feet last night with a rousing speech about decisions based on family values. >> in the end for barack, these issues and political, they're personal. heap know what is it means when a family struggles. >> reporter: a message aimed at women. >> he believes women are more than capable about making our own choices about our bodies and our health care. he didn't care whether it was the easy thing to do political
Sep 12, 2012 2:00am PDT
stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with under siege. violent protest broke out between libya and egypt resulting in the death of at least one american. smoke and flames billowed out after libyan security forces clashed with armed protesters throwing bombs at the compound. they were outraged by a film promoted by an advocate that criticizes. secretary of state, hillary clinton, condemned the attacked and confirmed one state officer was killed in the protest. >>> anger built over the same movie. they replaced the mern flag with a black islamic flag. the white house is denying a split. the white house says president obama spoke on the telephone with benjamin netanyahu and said they are trying to stop iran from building a nuclear web. they report he rejected a meeting with netanyahu next week. netanyahu wants to know what would possess a strike. >>> congress appears to be gridlocked in the battle over the budget. john boehner says he is not confident congress can reach an agreement before the election to avoid the cliff. it may downg
Sep 4, 2012 3:00pm PDT
is offering a path to do that. joining me now in charlotte is steve kornacki, co-host of "the cycle" on msnbc. jonathan capehart, opinion writer for "the washington post" and an msnbc contributor. first, thanks to both of you for being here. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> steve, let me start with you. this is a very close election. what do the democrats need to do in charlotte tonight and this week? >> you know, the word i keep coming back to is context. you know, what obama is up against, what democrats are up against. powerful tendency of swing voters when the economy, when economic anxiety is high, unemployment is stalled at a really high level. there's just this sort of tendency to want to take it out on the incouple went and that really is -- i look to that republican convention last week and to me that was sort of -- the overriding theme. especially of romney's acceptance speech. it was a very generic acceptance speech. we talk about how there weren't that many details in there. i that's intentional and by design. romney strategy here, you know, is not -- say as little as possible that
Sep 21, 2012 2:00am PDT
'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> well, we're going to begin is this morning with target audience. a day after drilling down immigration issues in florida both campaigns will focus on their aging voters. at an aarp convention, brian mooar joins us with those details. brian, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. today the message pivots from immigration to medicare from latinos to the aarp. the presidential campaigns are reaching out to older americans today, a day after the focus was on hispanic voters in the key battleground state of florida. at a candidate's forum on univision, president obama expressed frustration, he hasn't done more on a key issue for latinos. immigration reform. >> and the most important lesson i've learned is that you can't change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. >> reporter: republican mitt romney pounced on that explanation. >> the president today threw in the white flag of surrender again, his slogan was yes, we can. his slogan is now no, i can't. this is time f
Sep 22, 2012 11:00am PDT
. at ♪ >>> good saturday afternoon to you. you are watching msnbc, the place for politics. here are numbers for you. today marks 11 days until the first presidential debate in denver. starting today, voters in 25 states are already casting ballots, either absentee or in person. in 45 days, we will know who will hold the keys to 1600 pennsylvania avenue. today, these are the numbers on everyone's mind. 13.7 million. that's how much mitt romney made on his investments last year and on that income he paid an effective tax rate of 14.1%. the battle over what the gop nominee's newly released tax returns means tops the day's political stories. the romney camp says they demonstrate how generous mitt and ann romney are they donated about $4 million in charity in 2011. >> i think what this show this is romneys are extremely generous people. they gave away 30% of their income to charity. romney has always believed to whom much is given much is required and he's living proof of that. >>> meanwhile, the obama campaign is out with a new web video attacking governor romney
Sep 5, 2012 3:00pm PDT
of "the cycle" here on msnbc. michelle, what does president clinton need to do tonight on night two in his speech? >> well, bill clinton has become the rock star of the party once more. he's rehabilitated whatever with issues he had. he's got to get out there and tell people that barack obama can take us back to the time when like during the clinton years we were all richer and happier and safer. i mean, he's got to make the claim against what the republicans are saying which is tla barack obama is nothing like clinton. clinton is the obvious person to combat that message. >> now, steve, we sometimes go by slang names with former president clinton. you know, bubba, elvis, but we forget the substantive differences between clinton and bush. and i think that that is what is going to be at the heart of tonight. where with clinton and bush on taxes and jobs. clinton the tax rate on the rich was 39.6, private sector jobs he created 20 million. under president bush the tax rate on the rich was 35%, private sector job loss was 663,000. compares all the rock star stuff, there's a substantive debate
Sep 6, 2012 3:00pm PDT
that's "hardball" for with us. i'll be back in an hour with rachel maddow and my msnbc colleagues for coverage on the convention. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris. and thanks to you for tuning in. i'm live tonight at the democratic national convention in charlotte. and what a crowd we have. we're just four hours away from president obama's speech in this election suppressing the voters has become a key part of the republican strategy. and for almost 50 years this country has had no greater champion of voting rights than the man speaking now at the podium. voter i.d., voter suppression is something that they have brought out in many states this year. my concern is that a generation ago we fought with the man that is speaking at the podium to get us the right to vote today in this generation people like you and i have to fight to maintain the right to vote. this morning reverend joe lowry of one generation and me of another stood together saying this vote should not be compromised. and this election no matter who you're supporting. no matter who
Sep 10, 2012 2:00am PDT
. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with still riding high. days after the democrats' convention ended, a new poll finds president obama enjoying a bounce in popularity. according to a reuters poll of likely voters, 47% favor president obama while 43% prefer his republican rival, mitt romney. nbc's tracie potts has the election latest from washington. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. well, it looks like the president did get a bit of a boost. a couple of daily tracking polls released over the weekend give president obama four and five-point leads over mitt romney. perhaps not a big surprise after the democratic convention, but this was. >> come on, man. >> reporter: the only thing more surprising than this -- is the fact that scott van dusen, a big fan of president obama, is a registered republican. team obama insists the president got a big bounce from last week's convention. >> you know what? you guys sound pretty fired up. >> reporter: he told florida sunday that mitt romney's tax plan doesn't add up. >> you already have deficits. y
Sep 13, 2012 2:00am PDT
look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with firing back. in response to deadly attacks in libya that killed a u.s. ambassador and three diplomats, an elite group of marines has been sent to ramp up security in libya's capital. this as the obama administration responds to criticism from republican rival mitt romney while investigating whether the attacks were specifically coordinated to take place on the anniversary of 9/11. nbc's tracie potts has more from washington. good morning. >> reporter: march rarks here on capitol hill, the senate approved a resolution honoring the victims and calling this attack unacceptable and unjust find. a nation in mourning as the bodies of four americans including ambassador chris stevens arrive home. flags are at half staff in d.c. overnight, a vigil for the victims across the street from the white house where president obama condemned the attack. >> there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. none. >> reporter: now two navy warships are being positioned off libya's coast awaiting orders. mr. obama told libya's presid
Sep 18, 2012 2:00am PDT
. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we are going to begin this morning with the romney recording. a surp tishs video of mitt romney at a private fundraiser has gone public and remarks he thought would stay among those in the room. the gop presidential candidate is heard giving a snapshot of the electorate that is raising eyebrows. the recording was released to the ultraliberal magazine mother jones. here's a portion of it. we'll take care of them. how are you going to do it in two months before elections to convince everybody you got to take care of yourself? >> 47% of the people vote for the president no matter what. 47% who are with him, who are dependent upon government who believe that government has responsibility to care for them and believe they're entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. it's entitlement. that the government should give it to them. they will vote for this president no matter what. i mean, the president starts off with 48, 49 -- he starts out with a huge number. they paid no income tax. 47% of americans paid no income tax. our message doesn't connec
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Sep 23, 2012 12:34pm PDT
, mostly fox but msnbc. that dog bites man, no news there. they don't like fox news. what is interesting it appeared on nbc and they spent about third of the time talking about msnbc. there is an intrarockefeller center politics of nbc pounding on msnbc. it's got to be interesting and why williams and koppel would do that, i'm sure.... >> jon: he was showing his bias when he described fox news, a partisan news network with mocking slogan fair and balanced. then he went after bill o'reilly? >> the story is old media guard doesn't like cable news. they don't like the competition. i think it's been a fantastic thing for information. i think it's been wonderful for the public to get multiple news sources. >> "new york times" columnist describes partisan outlet as a primary news source, he writes is a threat to our perfect union? >> it's so self-righteous. you have to wonder. because the big difference is, immense variety of opinion and the fact there is much more of a niche brand in the way cable brand goes about it. in my mind it bears partisan bias all for free. i don't think you have to d
Sep 3, 2012 2:00am PDT
" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with labor day on the campaign trail. while much of the country has the day off, president obama will be hard at work before heading to the democratic national convention tomorrow. tracie potts has details. >> reporter: good morning from charlotte. this is the stadium where president obama will speak later in the week. first, he's doing a tour of battleground states. >> hello, colorado. >> reporter: president obama's road to charlotte stops in battleground, ohio and storm-ravaged louisiana today. sunday, in colorado, he slammed last week's gop convention in tampa. >> there were a lot of talk about hard truths and bold choices. but the interesting thing was, nobody ever bothered to tell us what they were. >> reporter: and while mitt romney went to church in new hampshire. >> good morning. >> reporter: he sent running mate, paul ryan, on the campaign trail, to respond to the president's claims that the republicans are running on empty. >> he's running on fear and frustration. we're offering a vision. >> reporter: this week, we get the democrats' vision.
Sep 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
, everyone. i'm lyn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we're going to begin this morning with game on. a lot of people happy about this. late last night the nfl reached a tentative deal with its referees ending thi season's lockout. plenrefs spilled over after monday night's contest between the green bay packers and seattle seahawks. the refs awarded a game winning touchdown to seattle though many felt the packers made an interception. goioold.f marathon labor refs have to vote on this deal but roger goodell lifted the lockout in time for tonight's matchup. freg roggin will have full tail fi president obama and mitt romney campaign in virginia today after nearly crossing pathed in ohio. tracie potts joins us from washington with all the tails. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. let's put virginia in persiv,sint obama won that state after they voted for republicans for over 40 years. then two years after he had been in office, they elected a republican governor. today, t president will try to win virginia ba. present obama and mt roey c
Sep 14, 2012 3:00pm PDT
, now an nbc news political analyst and krystal ball, co-host of "the cycle" here on msnbc. thanks for being here tonight. >> my pleasure. >> thanks, reverend. >> for the life of me i can't express how important i think it was for the president and secretary of state to maintain that while even today there was no moratorium on theoppositioni this and demogog it. >> well, it won't work because president obama and secretary clinton showed tremendous grace under fire. early on the night that it happened and secretary clinton said we must remain clear eyed in our grief, and that got it right. this is a complicated world. things happen for not one single reason. it's so complicated that it's important to wait until all of the facts are sorted out and that's what secretary clinton and president obama have done. i can think of no two cooler, smarter, well-oriented and well-grounded people to run our foreign affairs than the two of them and when you contrast it to the romney campaign, which not only jumped the gun on 9/11 but has made political statements in the midst of a growing and burr
Sep 26, 2012 8:00am PDT
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Sep 22, 2012 1:00pm PDT
'm craig melvin. you're watching msnbc, the mace for politics. sheer what is happening right now. paul ryan just wrapped up a town hall event in orlando, florida. it's his second event in the sunshine state today. moments ago he took aim at president obama, saying his policies are to blame for the increase in the national debt. >> in 2009, when the president took over, your share of the debt was $35,000 for every single person. over $16,000 more per person has been added to our debt. so every person's share of our national debt is now $51,000. >> vice president biden has just concluded his second event in new hampshire this afternoon. he went after mitt romney's plan to cut the highest marginal tax rate from 35 to 25%. >> wealthy people and very wealthy people are just as patriotic as poor people. they're just as committed to america as poor people. but the one thing they don't need and they'll tell you they don't need is another tax cut. >>> and some good news for all the campaign workers out there. your work seems to be paying off. surprising new signs that voters from both parties are ac
Sep 1, 2012 2:30am PDT
. that's why we are proud to present "your business" on msnbc. >>> hi there, everyone. i'm jj ramberg, and welcome to "your business," the show dedicated to giving you tips and advice to help your business grow. small business is a big topic in tampa where republicans are gathering for their national convention. the gop and their nominees mitt romney and congressman paul ryan feel the obama administration's policies have hurt the country's small businesses. on the stump, ryan has made it clear that they feel the president's handling of the economy and his health care plan have small businesses crying out for a change. >> more than half our jobs come from these small businesses. and what is the president doing? more regulations, more uncertainty, more borrowing, mar spending, more taxing. >> as the convention gets under way, we want to continue our series of "small biz sounds off," discussions with people who actually run those small businesses. evelyn anderson is the owner of asheville playgrounds in asheville, north carolina. we first introduced you to evelyn during one of our makeov
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